Enjoy the Best Race In Denver!

April 9, 2017
Race is limited to 2,900 half marathoners and 100 teams.
Entry Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
Registration opens on October 28, 2016
REGISTER ONLINE

Packet Pick-Up and Registration Confirmation

Registration Confirmation: Coming Soon

Location: Runners Roost 1685 South Colorado Boulevard Denver, CO 80222

Friday, April 7th -11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 8th – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Race Day Registration and Pre-Registration Packet Pickup

Location: Downtown Littleton RTD Parking Lot at corner of Prince Street and Alamo Avenue.

Sunday, April 9th 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. At the RTD Parking Lot at the corner of Prince Street and Alamo Avenue in downtown Littleton.

Starting Line

In downtown Littleton, on Prince Street between Alamo Avenue and Church Avenue at approximately 5860 South Prince Street.

The race starts at 8:00 a.m.

Parking

At the start:

The Littleton-Downtown Light Rail Station at Alamo Avenue and Prince Street

Littleton Center at Prince Street and Berry Avenue

Arapahoe County Building at Crestline Avenue and Prince Street

DO NOT PARK in any Arapahoe Community College parking lots. You might be ticketed or towed if you park in these lots.

South of the start:

The Mineral Light Rail Station at Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue.The Light Rail from the Mineral Station to the Littleton-Downtown is a 3 minute ride.

The race start is within walking distance west of the Littleton-Downtown Station.

Course Map and Relay Exchange Points

Link to Course Map: COURSE CERTIFICATION MAP

The relay will consist of three legs of 5 miles, 5 miles and 3.1 miles.

The first exchange point is at the Englewood Golf Course just north of Oxford Ave. Take Santa Fe Drive north to Oxford Avenue. Go west on Oxford Avenue. Utilize the parking lot on the north side of Oxford Avenue on the west side of the Platte River. A volunteer will direct the 2nd runner to the 5-mile marker.

The second exchange point is located near Vanderbilt Park in Denver. Take Santa Fe Drive north to Alameda Avenue. Go west on Alameda, crossing I-25. Turn left onto South Platte River Drive. South Platte River Drive will turn into Jason Street. Follow Jason Street south until you reach Exposition Avenue.

Additional Course Information

Each mile will be marked, courtesy of our Mile Marker Sponsors.

Split times will be the responsibility of each runner.

For safety reasons we ask you to refrain from running with dogs and baby joggers/strollers during the race.

The Platte River Trail is a multi-use trail and will be open to other exercise enthusiasts during the race.  Please be respectful of their use of the trail.

Transportation to and from exchange points is the responsibility of the relay teams.  One vehicle/team should be sufficient.

Finish line support will close at 11:00 a.m. (13:45/mile pace)

Aid Stations

  • There will be a total of 6 aid stations
  • Approximate locations are at each two-mile interval
  • Serving water and electrolyte replacement drink
  • Portable toilets will be at or near the aid stations and at each relay exchange point

Baggage Check-in

Southeast of the start in the RTD Bus circle.

Attach the baggage tag from the top of your bib number (not your finishing stub on the bottom of the bib) to either a bag that you’ve brought or a small grocery-sized bag supplied by the race with your clothing.

Bags will be transported to the finish line.

Spectators

Spectators can watch the first two miles of the race in Downtown Littleton and then purchase a Light Rail ticket to the finish at the Buckhorn Exchange located at the Light Rail Station at 10th Avenue and Osage Street.

Post Race Party

Lunch provided by the Buckhorn Exchange and our other sponsors. Our post race clebration was awarded the Best Post Race Party of 2012 by Competitor Sports. Live entertainment will be provided at the finish. (Lunch for participants only.)

Return Transportation

Return transportation will be from the 10th and Osage station to the Downtown Littleton station, about a 15 minute ride.  RTD Light Rail passes will be provided to each participant following the race.  For more information on the Light Rail visit www.rtd-denver.com.

Event Records

Male: Jason Delaney 1:08:48 (‘09)

Female: Anna Pichrtova 1:16:02 (‘05)

Men’s Master: Andy Ames 1:12:24 (‘07)

Women’s Master: Tanya Poel 1:23:58 (‘07)

Awards

Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers both Open and Masters (40+).

Men and women age group awards in the half marathon will be presented to the top three finishers in the following age categories; 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+.

Relay awards will be presented to the top three male, female and co-ed teams. Open and Masters award winners will be excluded from the age group awards.

Roi Davis Trophy

Roi Davis, co-owner of the Buckhorn Exchange, avid runner and supporter of the Platte River 1/2 Marathon and Buckhorn Exchange Relay, passed away suddenly on May 20, 2005. In memory of Roi, the male and female winner and the oldest finisher each year will be recognized with their names engraved on a trophy that will remain at the Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant.

Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/ Highlands Ranch is holding rooms for the
PLATTE RIVER 1/2 MARATHON
To get the special rate of $96.00 for a Single King or Double Queen Room
Call 303-794-1800 ask for the PLATTE RIVER 1/2 MARATHON group. Or visit this link.
Be sure to make your reservations by Thursday 3/23/2017